Caught Downstream

Recently a Pastor told me the following story. He started, “Have you heard of the new book written by Andy Stanley? It’s called the New rules of love, sex, and dating. In my church we tend to catch these people downstream.” Let me tell you about Natalie. Natalie is a...

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A Case for Marriage

We celebrate our 20th Anniversary today! We have blended our 7 children and today we have 1 grand-daughter. It has been a ride! We are grateful to our Lord for creating the institution of marriage. It’s sad when we have to plead the cause that marriage is still a good...

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“Honey, the kids…”

Kids. They have a tendency to steal attention away from everything else in the room. Whether it’s a cute toddler just learning how to walk down the aisle of a grocery store, or a temper-fueled child seated next to you in a restaurant, it doesn’t take much for kids to...

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Are You In or Out?

April 27, 2016 We first notice it in middle and high school: that feeling of exclusivity in social groups that seems nearly impossible to penetrate. Do the cool kids like me? Am I a star athlete? Am I popular and pretty? But at church it should be different, right? According to Ephesians, “We’re in with...

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